Shadow in the Starlight
- Nov 27, 2005
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Lost Stars is one of the young adult novels in the "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens" series. It's also the book from that series we know the most about summary-wise, so I'm creating a separate thread for it here. Here is the plot summary for the book, which I think is pretty cool:
Plot summary said:Star Wars meets Romeo and Juliet in this epic YA novel that follows two best friends who find themselves on opposite sides of the war between the Empire and the Rebellion.
This thrilling YA novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe: from the purge of the Jedi in Episode III, to the beginnings of the rebellion in Star Wars Rebels, and through the fall of the Empire in Episodes IV-VI. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two best friends who grow up in these troubling times, and find themselves on opposite sides of the war.
As with other Journey to Episode VII titles, hints about the upcoming film will be included in the narrative, as well a original, post-Episode VI content that sets up the new film.
DUAL NARRATIVE: Chapters alternate perspectives between our two protagonists – one a Rebel pilot, the other an Imperial officer. By exploring these two different worlds, readers will experience many of the major moments in the original Star Wars trilogy – from the destruction of the Death Star to the battle of Hoth – through these two characters' eyes.
(Warning: what follows contains potential Episode VII spoilers.)
I first heard about this storyline from a friend about a month and a half ago. I thought it was a really cool concept. We'll get to see most of the saga from the perspective of other characters, and see what it's like to be swept up into these major galactic events, some of which were horrible times for the galaxy (like Order 66), that these characters have no control over. The idea of two normal people on two different sides of the Galactic Civil War is a neat concept too.
Rumor has it that one of the characters, probably the Rebel, is Max von Sydow's character. When we meet von Sydow's character in Episode VII, he's living in a scavenging village on the desert planet and knows Rey (Daisy Ridley). He is apparently someone who reflects what will happen to Rey if she stays on the desert planet and doesn't move on with her life, becoming someone who basically toils away in the dirt for the rest of their life. Given Sydow's age, I think this rumor is pretty credible, since he would've been alive for every event in the Star Wars film saga thus far.
What do you think of this summary? Do you like the way the book sounds so far?